Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams is a colorful, likable platformer with serious issues. Because of it's E rating, I was pretty sure I could expect a nice, simple platformer hearkening back to a simpler time in video game history. But this is not the case. In fact, some of the later challenges in this game border on advanced platforming that even a seasoned gamer could find frustrating and overly difficult, especially for the age group this is geared toward. I was also less than thrilled by the structure of the game. In a Mario Sunshine or Psychonauts (both MUCH better) you get an overworld and several free form worlds you jump in and out of to complete various challenges. Tak's levels go from Point A to Point B and travels from one course to another, never looking back or offering the option. There are some other problems, like the inability to change the Y and X invert axis options. Doesn't sound too important, but if you like to press left to look left or up to look up, it is. There are also several glitches in the game that can freeze you out and send you straight back to your last save game. There are several things to unlock like party games as a bonus and it is endearing. Even if you fail challenges, you often come back right where you left off. The characters are fun and the cartoonish world is enjoyable to travel through, but it's design flaws weigh it down too much. Play Psychonauts instead. You'll thank me.